Meetings

BFK holds public meetings as needed; “all-hands” meetings are not currently scheduled on a fixed basis.  Committees may meet more regularly according to their own schedules and release meeting notes or minutes as they see best.  We strive to email minutes to BFK participants one-two weeks after a public meeting during which minutes have been recorded.  Some BFK meetings are not formal; minutes are not always kept. This page is updated as time permits to facilitate open access to minutes previously sent to participants; minutes are most recent version available. Dates are coded in YYMMDD format.

There may be inadvertent omissions in this list.  Please let us know if you have minutes for any BFK meetings not listed below!

Note that until our participants named our network “Bike Friendly Kalamazoo” (“BFK” for short), minutes reflected a more generic working name (specifically, Bike Friendly Community or BFC).  The Kalamazoo in our name reflects our geographic footprint: the same as our MPO (the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study’s metropolitan planning organization).

Bike Week 2020 Planning Meeting
January 29, 2020; 4:30-5:30pm; KRESA’s Main Office, 1801 E. Milham Av.; Portage MI 49002
Interested in learning more about Bike Week 2020 (May 9-16)? Want to submit an event as an Organizer?  Join us for a fast paced hour-long meeting to orient potential organizers and get the wheels turning for previous event organizers!  Please go to www.kalamazoobikeweek.org for past events, a list of brainstormed event ideas and more detailed information on organizing a Bike Week event.

BFK-MDOT Joint All-Hands Public Meeting Notice
January 16, 2020; 10:30-11:30am; MDOT SW Region Office; Training Rm (1501 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001)
Mike Smith from the Michigan Department of Transportation will outline the innovative motorist-bicyclist awareness-building campaign known as “Driving Change.”  This public service messaging program was implemented in Grand Rapids with tremendous success, per pre-post campaign testing.  BFK & MDOT invite the public to learn more.  The goal of this meeting is to learn enough to decide a simple question: should we give serious consideration to adopting the program in our area?  RSVP on/by January 9, 2020 to Brian Sanada at sanadab1@michigan.gov to facilitate preparation of handouts and room arrangements.  For more info about the Driving Change program, see our Ideas in Practice web page.

Minutes, Notes and Related BFK Documents

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“Local Bicycling Developments – 2019 & Beyond” Presentations 190515

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KBW 2019 Planning Session Results – Sortable Tallies – from 180920 (List of new ideas for Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019)

Bike Week 2019 Planning Session Summary 180920

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2018 & Beyond” Presentations 180516

Minutes 180326 (See here for additional ideas for making the community more bike friendly received after these minutes were released)

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“Local Bicycling Developments – 2017 & Beyond” Presentations 170517

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Bike Route Funding Brainstorming Meeting Notes 160811

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Route Planning Advisory Vote Results 121025

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